Vancouver is the perfect place to run a translation agency. Like many other major cities, it has its Chinatown, Little Italy, Punjabi Market, Greektown and Japantown, but is also home to significant groups of Filipino, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Scandinavian, Ukrainian, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Polish and Hungarian people. Add these to its original British, Irish and German immigrants and you have the archetypal melting pot and multicultural city par excellence.
Despite English and French being the official languages, 52% of Vancouver’s population do not speak English as their first language, only 8% of the population have knowledge of both of Canada’s official languages and 5% have no knowledge of either of them. If ever there were a place in need of translation services, then Vancouver has to be up there in the list of candidates.
Vancouver is a city that was built on, and continues to welcome, immigration. Part of the immigration process often entails translation of official documents for government use, and conducting any type of business will usually involve the official languages of Canada somewhere along the line. Business related or not, people need to communicate, and without translation the message will not reach the same potential audience. APlus Translations is proud to serve Vancouver and give its people a voice, in any language.
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